Crambidae: Pyraustinae

1376 (ABH63.025) Small Magpie Anania hortulata (=Eurrhypara), (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Magpie
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © David Griffiths

General Information

The markings on this species can vary from dark grey to almost black.

Wingspan: 24-28 mm.
Foodplant(s): nettles (Urtica spp.), woundworts (Stachys spp.), Black Horehound (Ballota nigra), bindweeds (Convolvulus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 141 (52.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 April to 08 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 June to 12 July